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Volunteer For Green Team

Help us save the planet, one festival at a time – We’re looking for volunteers who are full of energy, passionate about the environment and enjoy engaging with people about green issues.

If you would like to register your interest to volunteer, please email and we will let you know when applications for 2024 open.

Campsite and Arena Volunteers


Would you like to gain valuable experience for your CV, whilst helping us continue to make Reading one of the best festivals in the world?

Volunteer at Reading Festival with Hotbox Events and not only will you be helping other festival goers get the most out of their weekend, but you’ll also get to go behind the scenes, meet other volunteers from around the world, and make new friends.

When joining us as a volunteer at Reading you’ll be provided with entry to the festival (including lots of free time to enjoy it),  as well as access to private staff camping, catering, toilets and showers.

Volunteers work 3 x 8 hour shifts spread across the festival from the Wednesday – Monday, which means you’ll still get loads of time off-shift to enjoy the festival! All volunteers are guaranteed at least 2 of the main festival evenings off to watch the bands and you’ll also get to select your shift preferences in advance, which means you can make sure you’re not working during your favourite artists!

Volunteers assist with a wide variety of areas, and it’s tricky to list everything they get up to, but some of the most common roles include…

  • Helping festival goers in the campsites.
  • Answering questions about festival performances and line-ups.
  • Helping festival goers carry their belongings and pitch their tents.
  • Reporting any problems such as a build-up of litter or faulty facilities.
  • Working alongside Reading Festival Fire Safety, Medical and Security teams.
  • Keeping an eye on the festival campsites from the fire towers.
  • Helping out with various roles across the festival site including pedestrian and vehicle gates, wristband exchanges, keeping an eye on facilities, monitoring stages and walkways.

If you want to find out more, head to the Reading Volunteer page on the Hotbox website.

Got a question? Get in touch with Hotbox on Messenger

Reading volunteers

Got a question? Check their FAQs here.

Volunteer with Oxfam

Volunteer stewarding with Oxfam is a fun and rewarding way to experience Reading Festival. Help the festival run smoothly and get lots of time to enjoy some amazing acts. Plus, you can feel good knowing each shift supports Oxfam’s poverty fighting work around the world. What’s Involved? You’ll work three 8-hour shifts and in return you’ll get:

– Entry to the festival

– A free food voucher for every shift

– Secure camping in our Oxfam campsite

– Free tea and coffee 24/7

– Free phone charging

– Crew only showers and toilets


Volunteer with friends and work the same shifts or go solo and meet new ones. Whichever you decide, the Oxfam community are super friendly so you’re sure to make new friends and have a great time! Register your interest to find out when applications open or join our Facebook group to meet fellow volunteers and stay in the loop.

Volunteering at Reading

Volunteering is a great way to see a whole new side to the festival. You’ll have a great time, meet new people, and help some awesome causes. What do you get when you volunteer?

  • Gain access to the best festival in the world
  • Time to see some amazing acts
  • Oodles of memories

For all volunteering, you’ll need to be 18 or over by the time you arrive at the festival site, have proof to volunteer in the UK (contact the respective volunteer organisation or visit their website for more information) and be available to work the shifts allocated to you throughout the weekend.